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26-07-2017, 04:09 PM
Are you a snob?
Most of us are snobs about one thing or another.

I am a coffee snob. Starbucks is not good enough for me. At home I make Latte with 2% milk and freshly roasted and ground extra dark espresso beans.

I am also a tomato snob. Nothing but heirlooms makes me happy, and some of them fail too. Those thick skinned, hard fleshed, unripe, but colored tomatoes in the stores taste like cardboard to me.

How snobbish are you?

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26-07-2017, 04:17 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
(26-07-2017 04:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  Most of us are snobs about one thing or another.

I am a coffee snob. Starbucks is not good enough for me. At home I make Latte with 2% milk and freshly roasted and ground extra dark espresso beans.

I am also a tomato snob. Nothing but heirlooms makes me happy, and some of them fail too. Those thick skinned, hard fleshed, unripe, but colored tomatoes in the stores taste like cardboard to me.

How snobbish are you?

I try not to be a snob, but I must admit I'm a craft beer snob. The top shelf of my refrigerator is filled with about a dozen different types of beer, and there's not a national name brand in the lot. Every one of them is a locally-brewed craft beer. I turn my nose up at popular brands like Miller, Budweiser, and Coors -- and the "lite" versions of those are even worse.

So, yeah, I'm a beer snob.
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26-07-2017, 04:24 PM
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(26-07-2017 04:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  How snobbish are you?

Who wants to know? I only discuss it with a certain class of people Angel

I've been called an intellectual snob... and am now slightly embarrassed (not that it usually stops me) to explain that no, I don't actually like classical music, so much as I love baroque music (Italian baroque*, mostly), as well as renaissance and mediaeval** music.

On the other, plebeian hand, I am not too crazy about the term "erudite music" they have in Brazil. That's a bit too snobbish, even for moi.

Might be said to be a bit of a snob about literature, too. Literature is my intellectual pleasure and since time is a bit of a luxury, I'd rather *not* waste my precious reading time on mindless drivel (already do this for work Dodgy ). Am not a genre snob, though... Or am I? Like, I do know exactly what the great Ted Chiang means when he talks about a lot of science fiction nowadays being "adventure stories with lasers" and have ZERO interest in those. I like my science fiction as hard as they can make it and my mind can take it Rolleyes

(I'm spoilt when it comes to vegetables (especially tomatoes) and fruits (what little I eat) because people mostly grow their own in Bulgaria, and being the (hellishly) warm place that it is, vegetables and fruits are great there.)

* Someone recently told me that was very particular, almost in the sense of limited. Um, yeah, a whole century and a half of a myriad of composers *and* musical forms (both secular and religious) is quite limited, indeed Drinking Beverage

** Notice the spelling? Angel

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26-07-2017, 04:25 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
I'm definitely a coffee snob. Organic, fresh ground and shade grown, filtered water, and nothing in the cup but coffee. Hot. I Do Not Do iced coffee (she says with an upturned nose, a sniff, and a sneer.) Drinking Beverage
Of course, that's MY cuppa. At my house, if you want cream, sugar, flavored syrup, or ice cubes with your coffee, I promise not to sneer or make irritating remarks, or laugh - at least not while you are still present. Yup, I'm a snob.

I am also a bit snobbish about wine, and tea, and my refusal to "do" Facebook in any form, and people who obsess about reality shows, and .. um .. and, and

AAAAH! Damn! I really am a snob! Sadcryface
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But I'm a Really Good snob, unlike those second-rate snobs you see everywhere. Those people deserve to be poked with a stick and Laughat

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26-07-2017, 04:25 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
I would say that I'm not snob - I like good coffee but it's far from most expensive brands, same with tea. I like good food but we aren't speaking about caviar or other stereotypically pricey food, just one which taste comes from skillfully mixing the spices and rather common ingredients. I enjoy books - depending on how correct surveys are this might be snobbish in country I live in but I doubt it as I'm not one for Kierkegaard or Hegel. I suppose some would call my music taste snobbish but I wouldn't say that occasional listening to Khachaturian, Prokofiev or Handel make one snob.

All in all I just like to enjoy life as far as finances allow me.

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26-07-2017, 04:26 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
(26-07-2017 04:24 PM)Vera Wrote:  
(26-07-2017 04:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  How snobbish are you?

Who wants to know? I only discuss it with a certain class of people Angel

LOL, you beat me to it. Smile

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26-07-2017, 04:26 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
I'd like to think I'm better than that ..

“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”

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26-07-2017, 04:29 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
But seriously, I'm a snob about oatmeal. There is steel cut and then there is watered down plaster of paris. I have lots of other food preferences but not too many where I feel people who disagree are wrong. Well, Liptons and most other black teas do not substitute adequately for PG tips.

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Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”

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26-07-2017, 04:34 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
(26-07-2017 04:26 PM)Dr H Wrote:  LOL, you beat me to it. Smile

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Nearly all of them - crappy Dodgy

Szuchow - nothing snobbish about listening to Handel. We are but human. And we've got ears. Nothing more needed.

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26-07-2017, 04:35 PM
RE: Are you a snob?
(26-07-2017 04:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  Most of us are snobs about one thing or another.

I am a coffee snob. Starbucks is not good enough for me. At home I make Latte with 2% milk and freshly roasted and ground extra dark espresso beans.

I am also a tomato snob. Nothing but heirlooms makes me happy, and some of them fail too. Those thick skinned, hard fleshed, unripe, but colored tomatoes in the stores taste like cardboard to me.

How snobbish are you?
Hmm... I don't know that just liking something a cut above the average is necessarily being a "snob" about it.

I've been a homebrewer and craft beer aficionado since back when it was just known as "microbrew", but if someone offers me a free Bud I'm not going to turn it down or complain. And if that's someone's beer of preference, I'm not going to dis them for it. I may try to get them to try something different, but I wouldn't shame them into it or insist.

Snobbery is about attitude.

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